Things You Should Know About Fecal Occult Blood(FOB)

What is Fecal Occult Blood?

The term ‘fecal occult blood’ straightforwardly indicates that ‘fecal’ relates to feces, ‘occult’ signifies hidden, and ‘blood’ is self-explanatory.

Various conditions can cause rectal bleeding, including benign ones like hemorrhoids and more serious conditions such as colorectal cancer.

Colorectal cancer has been increasingly diagnosed in younger populations in recent years, a trend associated with Western dietary patterns.

Colorectal cancer typically begins with the development of small growths called polyps on the inner lining of the colon. These polyps can progress to malignant tumors over time. Early detection is crucial as it significantly increases the chances of successful treatment. Studies show that identifying colorectal cancer in its initial stage often confines it to the muscular layer, resulting in a survival rate exceeding 90% after 5 years. However, in the fourth stage, when the cancer has metastasized to other organs, the survival rate drops dramatically, with only 8% of patients surviving beyond 5 years.

Early-stage colorectal cancer may not exhibit any symptoms, underscoring the importance of utilizing convenient, non-invasive examinations such as fecal occult blood testing (FOBT). This procedure detects hidden blood in collected stool samples. In theory, the presence of a colon tumor may lead to blood in the stool, which is invisible to the naked eye. Individuals can perform this test at home by following simple instructions for collecting a small stool sample, which is then sent to a clinic for analysis.

Who should undergo fecal occult blood testing?

FOBT is suitable for individuals who may not exhibit obvious symptoms but could have underlying gastrointestinal issues, or those with a family history of such conditions.

Importance of Early Detection:

Early detection of gastrointestinal diseases such as colorectal cancer significantly improves the chances of successful treatment and survival rates.

Youce Test FOB test kit utilizes advanced immunochemical technology, ensuring highly sensitive detection of minute traces of blood. Even in cases where blood levels are extremely low, our test reliably identifies them with precision and accuracy.

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What factors should you avoid before testing?

If you are about to undergo dental surgery, schedule your FOBT beforehand to avoid detecting blood from your gums.

Avoid activities or procedures that could cause minor rectal bleeding, such as certain types of examinations or treatments for hemorrhoids.

Understanding the importance of fecal occult blood testing is key to maintaining optimal gastrointestinal health. With our FDA-certified FOBT kit, you can proactively monitor your health, detect potential issues early, and take decisive action towards a healthier future.

The information on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Contact a health care provider if you have questions about your health.